in the u.s. able to influence iraqi enough to extradite him back to the u.s.? even after all we spent, we can't get him back? >> guest: that's not the only problem. iran has been flying arms to the al-assad regime and syria through the iraqi airspace. we've been trying to get the iraqis to insist the iranian planes land from inspection. they've only done to inspections and one was a plane returning empty from damascus. so it is a good question. and i think the answer is a complicated one, but i would say two things: one, in any country that is a newly emerging country, newly, you know, government, there is a sense of nationalism, that you have to contend with which is legitimate. the united states doesn't own iraq. they have their own government, their own leaders. we can't dictate to them what to do, and there are a lot of states in the region that are trying to meddle in iraq. the iranians big time, turkey, the gulf states are all trying to exert influence inside iraq.